Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (JRC-IRMM)

The mission of JRC Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (JRC-IRMM) is to support industrial competitiveness, quality of life, safety and security in the EU by developing advanced measurement standards and providing state-of-the-art scientific advice concerning measurements and standards for EU policies.

Located in Geel, Belgium, the institute employs around 300 staff. The JRC-IRMM's objective is to provide accurate and reliable measurement results to enhance the quality of citizens' life and support industrial competitiveness in multidisciplinary areas such as health diagnostics, food and feed safety and quality, advanced materials, aviation security, nuclear safety and security.

Holding the market leader position in the provision of genetically modified organisms (GMO) reference materials, it is the second largest producer of matrix certified reference materials (CRM) worldwide. The JRC-IRMM currently operates four European Union Reference Laboratories (EURLs) in the area of food safety control as well as the European Reference Centre for Wine. It contributes actively to the work of standardisation bodies and collaborates with many European and international bodies in the fields of measurements and standardisation.



For general enquiries:Tel.: +32 (0)14 571 211 (switch board)
Fax: +32 (0)14 584 273

For ordering reference materials, contact the distribution departments:

Tel.: +32 (0)14 571 705
Fax: +32 (0)14 590 406
(Nuclear RM)


To get in touch with people at JRC-IRMM, see our people section or please consult the European Commission Directory.

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